Halogen Vacancies Enable Ligand-Assisted Self-Assembly of Perovskite Quantum Dots into Nanowires.

Jun Pan, Xiyan Li, Xiwen Gong, Jun Yin, Dianli Zhou, Lutfan Sinatra, Renwu Huang, Jiakai Liu, Jie Chen, Ibrahim Dursun, Ahmed M. El-Zohry, Makhsud I. Saidaminov, Hong-Tao Sun, Omar F. Mohammed, Changhui Ye, E. Sargent, Osman Bakr

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Interest has been growing in defects of halide perovskites in view of their intimate connection with key material optoelectronic properties. In perovskite quantum dots (PQDs), the influence of defects is even more apparent than in their bulk counterparts. By combining experiment and theory, we report herein a halide-vacancy-driven, ligand-directed self-assembly process of CsPbBr3 PQDs. With the assistance of oleic acid and didodecyldimethylammonium sulfide, surface-Br-vacancy-rich CsPbBr3 PQDs self-assemble into nanowires (NWs) that are 20-60 nm in width and several millimeters in length. The NWs exhibit a sharp photoluminescence profile (≈18 nm full-width at-half-maximum) that peaks at 525 nm. Our findings provide insight into the defect-correlated dynamics of PQDs and defect-assisted fabrication of perovskite materials and devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16077-16081
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
Issue number45
StatePublished - Sep 17 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2017-CRG-3380
Acknowledgements: This publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2017-CRG-3380.


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